There are two main types of writers: the ones who buy into the lack thinking and limitation spewed by the writing industry and many of the writers and authors in it, and the ones who know you create your own reality.
Which one are you?
I admit, there was a point in my life where I did buy into the BS beliefs of the writing industry, like it’s hard to be successful or you can’t make a living from your books unless you’re traditionally published or writers are broke/poor. I used to believe the starving artist mentality.
But then I discovered that’s all it is: a mentality. A mindset. A WAY OF THINKING.
And I didn’t like it one bit.
Because deep down I didn’t really believe it. I believed it on a surface level, because that’s what I thought all writers believed.
Until I started to meet authors who were making thousands of dollars a month from their books and authors who make $100k+ a year from their books and writers who got an agent the first time they pitched one and writers who got signed with a NYC publisher their first time around.
And I realized that it really is true: you create your own reality.
YOU get to decide what you achieve, how successful you are and whether or not your writing dreams come to life. YOU. No one else.
There are no limitations except the ones you put on yourself. Period.
I read a survey the other day of authors who make $100k a year from their books, and this was one of my favorite quotes from it:
“Never give up! I was told I could never make it, but I proved everyone wrong. I was rejected by one 300 agents and publishers. And it was a blessing in disguise!!! I now run my own ship and make my own rules. I keep 70% of my earnings! Getting shot down by publishers was the BEST thing to ever happen in my entire life! I wish I could give them a hug! They did me a huge favor and I found indie publishing.”
[The survey was pretty inspiring and had some eye-opening results… check it out here: https://www.writtenwordmedia.com/2017/06/07/100k-author/]
This survey–and all the authors who took it–are living proof that you CAN make a living from your books. There are many, many authors out there doing it.
You can do anything. You can be anything. You can create anything. And it can all be on your terms.
That’s the life I’m committed to living–a life that’s all on my terms. Where I get to decide, I get to choose and I get to say what’s true for me.
I believe that I can have it all and do it all… everything I dream of.
And you can too.
There’s no difference between me and you. I’m just a little further along than you are.
So I invite you to STOP. Stop buying into the BS lack thinking and limitations the writing industry and other writers try to place on you. Stop believing that it has to be hard (yes, you have to work hard, but it doesn’t have to feel hard). Stop getting caught up in other writers and authors limited beliefs around what’s possible (or not) for them.
Here’s the truth… if you want to live an extraordinary life where all of your dreams come true and everything is on your terms, you have to give up the notion that you will ever be able to be “normal” or fit in with most other writers.
You won’t and you can’t.
Because normal writers don’t live extraordinary lives. Normal writers buy into lack thinking and limitation. Normal writers email me to say things like, “who are you to charge $10k to ghostwrite a novel?”
Normal writers DO NOT GET IT.
But writers who think different do. And there are lots of these writers and authors out there.
They’re the ones actually hitting ‘publish’ and actually making money from their books and actually pushing the limits of what they believe is possible.
Big dreamers are not normal. Big dreamers are extraordinary. Big dreamers are willing to do the work and willing to risk it all for what they really want.
Big dreamers go all in on their dreams and they refuse to give up. Ever.
Big dreamers fully live my mantra, Dream Life Or Bust.
I’m damn proud to be a big dreamer, to not be normal and not think like most other people out there. Damn proud. Because I love my life and I love being me.
I live in a magical writer world where I get paid good money for my words and sell lots of books and believe and know that I can achieve everything that I decide I will and then act on.
Want to join me?
It’s all up to you.
You get to decide.
You get to choose which writer world you live in: the one with lack and limitation, or the one with unlimited abundance and possibility. Because whichever you choose is what will be.
I know you’re scared. I know all the BS you’ve heard your whole life about what it means to be creative or to be a writer. I know you worry that you won’t be able to pull it off.
But you will. You just have to choose.
Dream life or bust,
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